Replace Missing Teeth – Chicago, IL
Rejuvenating Smiles Affected by Tooth Loss
The American Academy of Prosthodontists estimates that nearly 178 million people across the country are missing at least one tooth, while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. This common oral health issue isn’t just for those in their later years—tooth loss can happen to people of all ages, for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, with collective decades of experience under our dental team’s belt, we can help restore your smile with high-quality prosthetics like modern dental implant restorations. If you’re impacted by tooth loss, call our dental office today to learn how we can help by replacing missing teeth in Chicago..
Why Choose United Dental Centers of Chicago for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Natural Looking & Feeling Dental Implants
- We Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance
- Compassionate & Caring Team of Dentists
Dental bridges do exactly what they sound like—they bridge a gap in the smile left behind by two or more teeth. These prosthetics are comprised of two main parts—the crowns that anchor it in place, and the free-standing replacement teeth, called pontics. The crowns are cemented to the two natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, holding the pontics securely within your mouth to provide you with a reliable, complete row of teeth.
For those who are missing several teeth across an arch or an entire row of teeth, we also offer full and partial dentures in Chicago. Full dentures have a gum-colored, acrylic base that’s designed to stay in place atop the gumline using natural suction. Partial dentures are similar in appearance, but instead of sitting atop the gumline, these have a specially designed base that fits between the existing teeth like a puzzle piece to fill several spaces throughout the arch. Both are crafted using high-quality, natural looking materials that are built to withstand daily use.
Dental implants have quickly risen to become the gold standard for tooth replacement because they offer a lifelike look and feel that’s beyond the capabilities of traditional prosthetics. Instead of having replacement teeth anchored to surrounding teeth or using natural suction to stay in the mouth, implant restorations are secured to dental implants that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone. A denture, dental bridge, or crown can then be secured to the implant post to restore the entire structure of any number of missing teeth.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have several missing, damaged, or otherwise flawed teeth that are grating on your confidence, a full mouth reconstruction may be the best option to breathe new life into your smile. Based on your oral health needs as well as your cosmetic goals, our dentists can custom-tailor a treatment plan to fit your budget and timeline to beautify your smile and restore its function. Typically, we recommend this service if you’re in need of two or more cosmetic or restorative dental treatments.